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already have insurance that is better than the minimum set up by the law. those individuals whose insurance has canceled, they can go back and buy a policy that is the same. >> of the administration and not take the warnings that it wasn't ready, but that's not the crux of the issue. back in 2010 president obama said and then said many times over if you like your plan you can keep it. seems like there was an asterisk or something that should have been said there, but it may cost you a lot more money than you expect. there are a lot of people who didn't know that was going to happen. >> well look, the point is it may cost you more. it may save you. over all by your estimates people in this market will end up paying on average much less than they paid beforehand. once you factor in the tax credits they can get but that's not true for everybody. some will pay more, some will pay less. there will be a probably be a third of this market who pays more. >> again it's just--you can get why this gets under people's skin because that was never part of the sales job. it's not that it may not
for not enrolling under the new law is effectively waved for six weeks. the new deadline will be march 31st. if you are one of the estimated 15 million americans who buy your own insurance, you are not employed through an employer or insured through an employer, you have to sign up for coverage by the deadline or face a penalty. you can do that through your insurer or go to the government changes, assuming works one day. >> 8.5 million of 15 million could qualify for a subsidy. the affordable part of the affordable care act may be a misnomer for 6.5 millions that didn't qualify. we talk to a couple in carolina whose old policy is no longer available. >> gregs and his wife got an unpresent surprise - health premiums are doubling. they pay $629 to cover themselves and daughter sophie. in a letter blue cross blue shield of north carolina says it's ending their policy, offering them a new one meeting the criteria. the price tag $1,500. >> naturally i don't get angry, when i do, you know it. >> greg expected an increase. but not that much. >> out of blue, a letter saying your premiums wou
. >> when i work with people and they are frustrated about not getting a law job. i say don't work in law, work in sales, marketing. there's companies that want to - need a legal mind, they want someone who can write and express themselves and talk. whatever t and analyse, like a lawyer can. >> polls show a majority of americans show that social security is heading to a crisis, and action has to be taken. most politicians show making exchanges is political suicide. something has to give. let me explain. mostly put, you could break our nation's budget into four almost equal quarters. one is social security, one medicade, medicare, one military and the fourth everything else. let's look at social security. nearly 60 million americans get social security checks and social insurance costs hundreds of billions a year. we need to figure out how to pay for it. we take a look at the cost benefits and problems with america's social security system. >> social security was born during the great it depression when millions of americans, especially senior citizens lived in poverty. it was designed to
at nathaniel hall where it all started seven years ago, mitt romney signed the massachusetts health reform law which the obamacare is modeled after. >>> signing up 3 million young healthy people in the first year. that group of people is so important that the government has recruited hollywood heavyweights to lure them in with videos. >> seduced by one side. >> my company's healthcare, it doesn't cover mammograms. >> the aca covers preventive care for women's health. >> scared by the other. >> take your pants off. >> the online site to attract obamacare's most crucial buyers, the young and healthy like these filmmakers in los angeles. >> i think people in our age group are more concerned with their finances than their well-being. so it's tough. i don't know if that video gets that point across. >> reporter: that video featuring jennifer hudson spoofing "scandal" was produced by funny or die. a comedy website with 19 million unique viewers a month. the entertainers were enlisted to help sell young people on obamacare. funny or die is volunteering its time and resources to produce 20 videos and
per person per month. if the house bill becomes law the congressional budget office estimates up to 3.8 million people would lose their benefits in 2014. patricia sabga, al jazeera. >>> wall street firm stern gee says the estimated cut to snap benefits is just a frac -- fraction of the $120 billion hit that reduced paychecks by 2%. but some supermarkets are getting nervous. including a man in bay ridge brooklyn where a quarter of their sales are from food stamps. he joins me now from the store. good to see you. and thank you for being with us. i think it's hard to imagine that near where we are, a quarter of your sales come from people with food stamps have you heard from them if these cuts go in to effect tonight? >> thank you for having me. yeah, people with the food stamp program, they try to budget their -- their spending as much as possible, and a lot of times you get people coming into the store who's food stamps up run out on them, and that $10 can be a couple of boxes of cereal and milk for the next couple of weeks. >> and the adjustment might be permanent. whether you are loo
a new abortion restrictions unconsultational. and is blocking the enforcement of the new laws. penn state university has reached a massive settlement with sexual abuse victims of former assistants football coach jerry sandusky. the university announced today that it will pay nearly $60 million to over a dozen people. a group of european lawmakers are in washington trying to sort out nsa spying allegations. members of a delegation spoke after one of their meetings with u.s. officials. >> we need to figure out why this kind of massive activity is happening, and what kind of trust needs to be rebuilt. in the end we are fighting a battle in terms of security, we need to get that balance right. and we are concerned too, about security. and we made that pretty clear. but also there is a balance to tbe struck to the privacy of sid sense. >> james was sworn in as the new head of the fbi. he previously center as deputy attorney general in the bush administration. and those are the headlines at this hour, i am tony harris in new york, "real money" can ali velshi is next on al jazeera. ♪ ♪
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